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2016 TASH Conference has ended
Each year, the TASH Conference strengthens the disability field by connecting attendees to innovative information and resources, facilitating connections between stakeholders within the disability movement, and helping attendees reignite their passion for an inclusive world. This year’s conference theme, “Gateway to Equity,” explores inclusive communities, schools, and workplaces that support people with disabilities, including those with complex support needs, in living a fair, just, and balanced life. Return to TASH website.

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Pascal Cheng

Howard Center
Education and Communication Specialist
Burlington, Vermont
I currently work for the Howard Center in Burlington, Vermont as an educational and communication specialist, providing training and consultation in the areas of augmentative/alternative communication, assistive technology and literacy for children and adults with developmental disabilities. I have a M. Ed. and C.A.S. in Special Education from the University of Vermont and have worked for over 30 years with children and adults with developmental disabilities in school and community settings. I have a particular interest in developing systems of support for people who use augmentative/alternative communication and am working on organizational change within my own agency and state to enable such systems to be established. I am a long-standing member of the Vermont Communication Task Force (http://ddsd.vermont.gov/boards-committees/vt-communication-task-force), a statewide organization which focuses on improving communication supports for transition age youth and adults with developmental disabilities. As part of a national network of Master Trainers in Facilitated Communication, I also work as a consultant to schools and agencies in this method of communication and regularly participates as a trainer in local, regional and national workshops and conferences. I am a founding member of the Wellspring Guild (http://www.wellspringguild.org/), a national organization that is working on developing a network of training and support for facilitated communication across the country.